Men's Golf Battles Strong Field at Brickyard Collegiate
MACON, Ga. – Mercer University’s men’s golf program welcomed some of the nation’s top collegiate golf teams to the fourth annual Brickyard Collegiate Golf Tournament, as Friday was Day 1 of the three-day, 15-team, event. The tournament is played at the prestigious Brickyard at Riverside course.
The hometown Bears found out that “Brickyard” is an appropriate name for the tourney not just because of the location, but also because the event offers a very strong and solid field of competition. On Day 1, the MU squad tallied a composite of 305 as a team and sits in 14th place, as it stares at a leader board that’s a virtual who’s-who of college golf.
The field features six returning All-Americans and six teams ranked in the pre-season top-30 among NCAA Division I squads. Among those teams is defending NCAA – and Brickyard – champion Augusta State.
Junior Stefan Labuschagne and sophomore Matt Kocolowski each carded three-over-par scores of 75 to tie for 38th place in the individual standings. Junior Josh Cone was close behind with a 76 (tie for 46th).
Redshirt sophomore John Gregory Joseph added a 79 to Mercer’s total. Thomas Holmes rounded MU’s team scores with an 83.
Freshman Mookie DeMoss – playing as an individual – equaled the 75 put up by his Mercer teammates. Sophomore Alex Street, also playing as an individual – fired a 79 for his opening 18 holes.
The Brickyard Collegiate continues on Saturday and Sunday, with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. The event is free of charge and the public is invited.
For more information, please visit the tournament web site at www.brickyardcollegiate.com for live scoring, video and other information.